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April 5, 2019 10:00 am



Join Forerunners North Shore for a weekend of sand, surf, relaxation, and of course, a bit of running thrown in as well! We’ll be staying at Ocean Village Resort on MacKenzie Beach near Tofino, BC on the weekend of April 5th, 6th, and 7th. This is one week before the Vancouver Sun Run and four weeks before the Vancouver Marathon and Half Marathon; a perfect time to refresh your mind, body, and spirit!

Cost is $125 (tax included) and covers running coaching by Jerry Ziak on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, a 60 minute yoga session by Lisa McDougall, a 90 minute sports psychology presentation by Shannon Thompson, and a New Balance “Wild Coast Training” technical t-shirt (transportation, accommodation, and food are not included).

The plan is to book accommodations (as well as facilitate cabin sharing if needed) by December 7th. You’ll still be able to register for this camp (up to a maximum of 30 people) after this date, but, as a group, we’re limited to a total of 10 cabins at Ocean Village, so you may need to stay at a different location if you wait too long.  Please call Jerry at Forerunners North Shore (604-982-0878) with any questions.


Jerry Ziak has been a competitive distance runner for 32 years and a coach for 13 years. He is an owner of Forerunners North Shore and coaches the road running clinics through the store. At the Wild Coast Training Camp, Jerry will be leading the run sessions on Friday night (intervals on a firm beach), Saturday morning (sand dunes – optional), and Sunday morning (long run on the Wild Pacific Trail).

Lisa McDougall is a competitive distance runner and has been a long time clinic member at Forerunners North Shore. She’s been a fitness instructor for 29 years and a yoga instructor for 15 years. She’ll be leading a yoga session after the optional Saturday morning sand dune workout.

Shannon Thompson earned her Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and currently spends a great deal of time with NCAA Division I student-athletes at Northern Arizona University. She works extensively with ten different sports in both team and individual formats and also consults with professional athletes both in Flagstaff and across North America. This fall, NAU won the men’s NCAA cross country championships for the 3rd straight year! Shannon will give a 90 minute presentation on the Saturday afternoon that will focus on the concept of mindfulness as well as how to develop a personal performance plan for training and racing. She will also offer 2 or 3 short mindfulness sessions throughout the weekend.